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Wednesday October 5th

Editorials


Meet the Editorial Board

"We are honored and excited to be able to shed light on issues that impact the day-to-day lives of our readers. So, here are the faces– some new and some returning – behind the Editorial Board."

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First-year pre-business student Hannah Vance enjoys a coffee chat with junior psychology student Marleny Nolasco in Stone & Leaf Cafe on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

Editorial: It's time to get rid of Friday classes

"The University has also introduced 'Well Being days' in recent semesters. These sporadic days off were put in place to support student mental health. While this is a step in the right direction, I propose that the University take things a step further — it is time we move to a four-day school week."

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Le Ha, Toluwanimi Dapo-Adeyemo, Kezia Kennedy, and Adam Sherif, first-year students at UNC, pose for facial detection by artificial intelligence.

Editorial: Even robots need ethics training

"Bias must be eliminated from the data used in AI algorithms, beginning with a more representative group of artificial intelligence developers. Either artificial intelligence algorithms need to have corrective measures or the solutions to our growing world just got a lot more complicated."

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DTH Photo Illustration. The growing economic instability has affected higher education mobility.

Editorial: The recession is disproportionately hurting students

"The advice offered to students is the same advice they’ve heard for years: 'Learn how to stretch a dollar, spend a little less and make a little more, and make sure to have a budget.' While this advice is helpful, with the current economy, and the outrageous cost of higher education, these efforts have started to go in vain," the Editorial Board writes. " All this said, the only way to get through higher education for most people these days is by borrowing money."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Biden announced student loan debt relief plan on Aug. 24, 2022.

Editorial: Student loans are paused – but we need more.

"We, as students, run the risk of fitting into one or more of these categories. While it's easy to just suggest that our student loans be forgiven, it's more important to note that education is simply too expensive and inaccessible for most Americans. At the same time, it is absolutely necessary to earning livable wages and having desirable career outcomes in today's economic climate."

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University Libraries' IDEA Action grant program provides funding to support inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility efforts.

Editorial: Revamp your study routine this year

For most students, early morning classes and a growing list of assignments can be daunting. However, the jolt back to student life after a lengthy break doesn't have to be painful.  To help you navigate your return to being a full-time student, the Editorial Board shares ways students can combat a loss of motivation and organization right in time for FDOC.

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DTH Photo illustration. Netflix has seen a decrease in subscribers in the first quarter of the year.

Column: Netflix needs to reassess its key audience — college students

"Following years of success and growth, Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year. This downward trend threatens to persist if Netflix does not adapt specifically towards younger customers, who crave television and film not only for its intrinsic entertainment but also to participate in a conversation around what they’re watching."

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First-year Rose Deconto faces the anti-abortion Genocide Awareness Project exhibit displayed at Polk Place on Tuesdat Oct. 22, 2019. The students protested the exhibit that included graphic images and made comparisons between abrotion procedures and mass genocides.

Editorial: The domino effect of restrictive abortion policies

"Recent abortion bans in the U.S. are not only dangerous to individuals in those states but take one more dangerous step toward threatening Roe. People should have the access and the choice to make health care decisions for themselves, and the weakening or overturning Roe would take away that access and that choice for many individuals."

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